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The Spiritual Scroll

SpiritualityGirl’s Newsletter

May 2010
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This Month’s Issue:

Astrology: Mercury Retrograde
Is it a Secret?
Proceed with Reiki caution

Mercury Retrograde

It’s that time of year, Mercury is going Retrograde. From May 26th to June 19th, get ready to double check your communications and mechanical items because Mercury Retrograde is known to influence them in a challenging way.

Mercury is going Retrograde in Gemini during this time. If you know your Natal Chart, watch where Mercury moves during that time. Where it is in your chart will be activated by this transit.

If you don’t know your Mercury in your Natal Chart, never fear. Here are the general effects of Mercury Retrograde:

Communications are challenging:
Emails get lost, meetings are rescheduled or moved, mail gets rerouted, orders are delayed or missing pieces, cell phones calls are dropped and much more around communication. In other words, double and triple check any communications that you send are not only received by the person but understood. Mercury Retrograde also muddles the message so what is communicated may get misunderstood or misinterpreted.

Mechanics are not running as well:
Computers crash, car troubles, cell phones vibrate when they are supposed to ring, PDAs get affected and other mechanical troubles. If you need to do work on something mechanical, do it now before you are forced to do it. Back up your computer files, save your e-mails, re-read any comunications you send out.

Travel could get delayed:
Since much travel is reliant on mechanics, you may find flights are delayed or train trips are canceled. Make sure to call the airport or whatever route you are traveling to confirm plans. Give yourself extra time to make it to your destination.

Don’t make it permanent (if you can):
Anything you try to make permanent during Mercury Retrograde may not stay that way. Or it may not be exactly what you think it is after you sign on the dotted line. Do not sign contracts, get married, take a new job or buy a car, for example. If you feel the need to or can’t reschedule what you’re trying to do, make sure to read the fine print, get a second opinion and/or make sure to ask a lot of questions so you know exactly what you’re getting into. Sometimes we can’t postpone important decisions during Mercury Retrograde – just be as informed as you can.

Now the good news:

Mercury Retrograde can help you revisit old projects or reconnect with an old friend. You may find that things from the past pop up and you’re able to take a second look. This is a good time for introspection – again, not starting something new – so take a look at that old project you never finished and start it up again. Inner work is great during this time. Use modalities such as Meditation, healing work, journaling – anything that creates a journey inside because Mercury Retrograde forces you to slow down. So take your time over those three weeks. You may find yourself mumbling “Argh, Mercury Retrograde” and laugh when you realize that you know a little bit about astrology!

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Is it a Secret?

One of the concepts of The Secret is that your thoughts draw in your experiences. The Secret says that if you think negatively, you draw in negative experiences and people. If you think positively, you draw in positive experiences and people. If you don’t believe it, try it sometime. You’ll find that once you make a shift between negative to positive, you’ll see a shift in what comes your way.

This Secret principle can also tie into hypnosis. With hypnosis, you’re changing the old beliefs into new ones. This can be changing a habit, shifting perception on attitude or working a medical issue for example. What this means is that a thought has to be changed in order to create what is wanted.

The mind is so powerful to create what you want. Don’t believe me? Here’s an example of The Secret applied to a sporting event that mean a lot to New England Fans.

The 2004 Red Sox – The Red Sox won the World Series but for Boston Red Sox Fans, they felt like they won when the Red Sox came back from a 0-3 deficit to the New York Yankees. Terry Francona, the Manager of the Red Sox, said that he went in and told the team that they had to worry about winning one game at a time and one inning at a time. The team was not to worry about winning the series; they were to focus on the small goals. For the next four games, the Red Sox played their hardest for that game and that game only. Even though everyone said it had never been done – a team had never come back from a 0-3 deficit in history – the Red Sox did by positive thinking and by playing awesome games. You have to think positive and then put positive action behind it to get what you want.

So as you go through your day, think about what you want to create. Is it harmonious relationships at work? Is it a new job? How about creating a higher self-esteem? Bringing more opportunities to make more money? Be very aware of what you’re thinking because you’re sending those ideas to the Universe and telling it what you want.

Think of yourself as a computer that you’re programming – do you want it to run smoothly with no bugs or do you want to create an annoying virus? Make the positive choice.

Proceed with Reiki Caution

Reiki has been in my life for several years. I’ve used it in many different ways - to myself, others, the planet, objects, traffic, resumes, cell phones, business meetings, in the future, in the past, you name it, I’ve done Reiki to it. I had interesting experience with Reiki recently. I have been having problems with my hand. I somehow sprained my hand under my ring finger on my right hand. (I believe it's the way I sleep - I tend to throw my arms and hands all over the place.)

While I'm in this pain, I struggled to close my hand and grasp things, which if you think about it, we do a lot of that. Grabbing pens, sheets, blow drying my hair, it hurts. My whole focus goes to my hand. Usually it takes a couple of days for it to feel better and I'm pretty miserable during that time.

So last night, I woke up in the middle of the night. My hand was killing me. When I went back to bed, I was pretty sleepy. I remember I lied on my stomach and hung my hand over the bed. And I said, "Reiki on". Well, that's when something amazing happened.

I felt this surge of energy shoot down my arm to the pain and amplify it. I woke up then. Oh, did it hurt. The pain started to throb and I felt a huge heat in my hand. I said, "Sink out of my hand...the pain...move through my fingers and out...NOW."

All of a sudden, I felt the pain slip out my fingers, through my finger tips, and was gone. The throbbing pain in my hand stopped. Then I immediately fell asleep. When I woke up this morning, I still had slight pain in my hand but much better than it usually is the next day. I have to go see a doctor, I know, but I know that Reiki helped my hand relieve the pain.

Reiki is an amazing compliment to Western Medicine. It can bring the bodies of a person into balance – Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. When those four bodies are in balance, there is health in all of the bodies.

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